Do you long to know God better? Would you like to be wiser, more skillful and to have more knowledge and understanding?
I would like to encourage you to make a daily habit of reading God’s word. The writer of Proverbs urges, ‘store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding… For wisdom will enter your heart’ (Proverbs .1–2,10).
What do you need to do?
You need to ‘store up’ God’s words within you,
You need to ‘accept’, listen and apply (v.2) to ‘call out’ (v.3) and ‘search’ (v.4).
‘Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt’.
This takes time and commitment. Set aside a regular time to read the Bible and put it down in your schedule as a top priority.What does God promise if you do this?
You will ‘find the knowledge of God’ (Proverbs 2v.5). Because of God’s character he ‘gives wisdom’ and ‘understanding’ (v.6), ‘victory’ (v.7), protection (v.? and ‘discretion’ (v.11). He promises that God will ‘keep his eye on’ you and ‘keep you from making wrong turns or following the bad directions’ (vs 8,12,).
Lord, help me each day to spend time with you and to apply the teachings of the Bible to my life.